Information you need to provide

Information you need to provide when registering a death.

When you register a death, there are certain documents and information which are helpful to make sure we get an accurate registration.

Documents and information we need

When someone has died, it is helpful if you can bring the following to the appointment:

  • their passport or birth certificate
  • their marriage or civil partnership certificates
  • their full name, including any maiden name
  • their date and place of birth
  • their occupation
  • their address
  • when and where they died
  • the full name and occupation of any spouse or civil partner

Medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD)

We need the MCCD for the registration. The MCCD should be completed as normal by the appropriate medical professional. It will be scanned and emailed directly to us with details of the next of kin and their telephone contact details.

This means that documents won't need to be posted or hand delivered to the register office. 

Paper copies

If you receive a paper copy MCCD from the medical professional, please ask them to send it directly to us with details of the next of kin. If this isn't possible please pass it to your funeral director who will drop this at our local office for action.